A 31-year-old member asked:
can i take echinacea while on immunosuppressant?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Yes.: However, taking echinacea for an extended period may itself cause some immune dysfunction. So only take it for short periods of time.
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Probably not: Echinacea is itself a mild immunosuppressant so it is not a good idea to combine it with prescribed immunosupressants. You should discuss this question with the physician who prescribed these immunosuppressive medications.
Last updated Jul 20, 2012
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